Shoulder and Neck Pain shoulder-and-neck-pain

Most shoulder and neck pain are a result from injury to the muscles and ligaments in the shoulder and neck area. Although many can be identified as simple strains or contusions, some may be signs of life threatening conditions such as heart attack or major trauma.

 

Causes of Shoulder and Neck Pain:

  • Broken collarbone: often caused by accidental trauma.
  • Bursitis: inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. Although bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or infection, it is often caused by accidental trauma.
  • Heart attacks: heart attacks can disguise shoulder or neck pain, known as “referred” pain.
  • Broken shoulder blade: usually associated with relatively forceful accidental trauma.
  • Rotator cuff injuries: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles at the shoulder which can often be injured playing sports involving a lot of throwing.
  • Separated Shoulder (AC separation): During accidental trauma the ligament which connects your collarbone and the shoulder can be stretched or torn.
  • Whiplash: Injury of the soft tissues of your neck caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration, as in a car accident.
  • Tendonitis: inflammation of a tendon, usually referred to by the body part involved such as Achilles Tendonitis and Patellar Tendonitis, both common injuries in sports.
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